flower macro/ttv shot

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Thaddeus, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Thaddeus

    Thaddeus

    177
    Jul 24, 2008
    TX
    Just got my vintage argus seventy-five and am messing around with TTV photography (through the viewfinder). Turns out to be a perfect use for my 28-105 macro lens. :)

    handheld and still practicing ...

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  2. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    Very cool shot, I love through the viewfinder stuff
     
  3. Thaddeus

    Thaddeus

    177
    Jul 24, 2008
    TX
    thanks :) just finished building my "contraption" today so once I get a feel for it, i'll hopefully be getting better with it all.
     
  4. new concept to me. Interesting idea
     
  5. Do you mean you are shooting ,literally, through another cameras viewfinder????
     
  6. Agreed!

    Cheers
     
  7. Thaddeus

    Thaddeus

    177
    Jul 24, 2008
    TX
    yup! i'm specifically using an Argus Seventy Five. My "contraption" consists of a mcdonalds iced coffee (XL) plastic cup with the bottom cut out. I then used masking tape to affix it to the top of the camera and then placed a couple of dark dress socks over it to block out light. This gives me the a guide for proper focusing distance with my 28-105, while removing any errant light.

    here's a flickr group:http://flickr.com/groups/throughtheviewfinder/

    and a site dedicated as an "intro": http://www.russmorris.com/ttv/index.html

    the effects could surely be done in PS, but there's something sorta fun by using this method.